42D INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, semé of bees Or, a cross Argent, on a canton of the last two saltires of the field.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The Regiment was organized at Fort Douglas, Utah, in May 1917, from the 20th Infantry which is shown on the canton. The bees are taken from the arms of Utah. The Regiment is now recruited from Puerto Rico shown by the cross taken from the old banner of the island.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 November 1923. It was rescinded/cancelled on 28 January 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, semé of bees Or, a cross Argent, on a canton of the last two saltires of the field.

Crest

None

Motto

None

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The Regiment was organized at Fort Douglas, Utah, in May 1917, from the 20th Infantry which is shown on the canton. The bees are taken from the arms of Utah. The Regiment is now recruited from Puerto Rico shown by the cross taken from the old banner of the island.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 June 1921. It was rescinded/cancelled on 28 January 1959.





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